WINNIPEG – Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger is apologizing — but declining calls from his own leader to resign — after numerous women have come forward alleging one of his former cabinet ministers sexually harassed them.
Several women who worked with Stan Struthers, an NDP cabinet minister from 2003 to 2014, say he tickled them, groped them or made sexual remarks.
WINNIPEG — “Democracy has worked tonight. Yes, it has.”
Manitoba New Democratic Party leader Greg Selinger talked over a crowd of beaming supporters at the RBC Convention Centre Tuesday evening, after losing his majority government to the Progressive Conservatives. It marked the end of 16 years in power for the NDP, and also the end of Selinger’s run as party leader.
“I will and I have already, talked to the president of the party, and I’ve offered my resignation.”
Supporters at NDP headquarters took the news with mixed emotions.
Manitoba’s NDP tackled infrastructure during a campaign announcement on Wednesday.
Leader Greg Selinger said his party would finish an inner ring road, which is currently set to be completed in 2031.
Selinger said the NDP would fast track the process, starting with Chief Peguis Trail, and share costs 50/50 with the federal government. Selinger said the road would integrate with Lagimodiere, Bishop Grandin and a widened Kenaston/Route 90 to form a complete inner ring road.
WINNIPEG – In the lead-up to the April 19 Manitoba election, The Canadian Press is running a series of stories called Ad-Curracy, in which we look at the facts behind claims made in political advertisements.
This instalment focuses on a Progressive Conservative ad, which has aired on television and is hosted on the party’s YouTube channel.
The 30-second ad focuses on the NDP government’s decision in 2013 to raise the provincial sales tax to eight per cent from seven, and warns that the New Democrats will raise it again to nine or 10 per cent if re-elected.
A re-elected NDP government says it would help Manitobans save on their utility bills.
Leader Greg Selinger said his party would ensure Manitoba Hydro PowerSmart loan interest rates are lowered by one percent to 2.9% from 3.9% for homeowners. For commercial and small businesses, rates will be lowered to 2.9% from 5.6% and apartment buildings will now qualify for Pay As You Save.
“The NDP is committed to keeping PowerSmart part of Manitoba Hydro, with a strong mandate to save people money and create green jobs,” Selinger said. “The NDP is the only party that can be trusted to keep Manitoba Hydro public to benefit everyone, not just the wealthy few.”